This group is now sponsored by Blockchain in Healthcare Global ("BiHG" at http://blockchaininhealthcare.global), a new trade association launching in Q1 2019, formed under the IEEE ISTO by a multidisciplinary team of industry leaders in blockchain and healthcare. Our two organizers are Co-Founder, Heather Leigh Flannery, in the greater DC area, and Sean Manion, PhD, in the greater New York area.
BiHG's mission is to mitigate risks and barriers to adoption of blockchain and converging innovations (AI, IoMT, etc.) in healthcare and the life and social sciences while advancing progress in scientific replicability, medical ethics, human rights, and global inclusion.
This group organizes focused innovation sessions on the broad array of blockchain use cases in healthcare. Our goal is to function like a decentralized, unsponsored incubator for those serious about engaging in DLT early adoption. Together, we can move the needle on big problems within the vast global healthcare ecosystem.
This group is enthusiastically open to all blockchain technologists and strategists. Critically, we *also* need deep subject matter experts from all areas of healthcare (business and clinical) interested in contributing their knowledge and participating in groundbreaking solution offerings -- whether you're up to speed on blockchain, or just getting introduced. We need clinicians and researchers of all sorts, legal and policy experts, economists, health administrators and leaders from all areas -- you name it! If you're a healthcare or life science professional and curious about blockchain, you're encouraged to attend.
The key is not simply coalescing technical expertise -- it's bringing together *interdisciplinary teams* that when combined, can move the world. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Meed